Myrtle Beach April
▪ At Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, just south of city limits:
“Outdoor Recreation Day,” Saturday, with “Cache In Trash Out” litter cleanup with
geocachers, 9-11 a.m. (free park admission till 9:30 a.m. for participants; bring
own trash bags and gloves); “Campfires Made Easy,” noon-12:30 p.m.; campfire
cooking demonstration, 1-2 p.m.; and “Geocaching 101,” 3-4 p.m. (for ages 8 and
older, with adult accompaniment through ages 12). Also, “Art Under the Oaks:
Sea Turtle Painting,” noon or 2:30 p.m. Sunday, for $25 (room for 20 per session;
register by Thursday). 843-238-0874 or

▪ Third annual “Birds of Prey Day,” Saturday at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.
S. 17, between Litchfield Beach and Murrells Inlet, across from Brookgreen
Gardens, with guided bird walk, 10-11 a.m.; meet-and-greet with zoo residents
from Brookgreen Gardens, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; free-flight show by The Center
for Birds of Prey from Awendaw, 1-2 p.m.; “Owl Pellet CSI,” 2-3 p.m.; “Children’s
Owl Nature Craft” time, 3-4 p.m.; and outdoor screening of “Legend of the
Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” 8 p.m. 843-235-8755 or www.

Horry County Fair opens April 7 at Speedway

The second annual Horry County Fair is April 7-16 at Myrtle Beach Speedway at
455 Hospitality Lane, across from Tanger Outlets, off U.S. 501, about three miles
north of Myrtle Beach, and just past S.C. 31: noon-11 p.m. April 7-9 and 14-15, 2-11
p.m. April 10-13, and opening at noon on April 16.

Attractions will include daily entertainment on stage and with Robinson’s Racing
Pigs and Paddling Porkers, and a petting zoo, with both of these free to see with
daily admission (not including rides): $5 ages 12 and older; $3 ages 5-11, 65 and
older, and anyone with military ID; and free ages 4 and younger. Specially themed
days include “$2 Monday Funday,” April 10, with $2 admission for everyone, and
$10 wristbands for unlimited rides; and “Senior Citizen Day” April 12 with free
admission all day for ages 65 and older. Details at 843-236-0500 or www.

Museums busy with events, new exhibits

▪ Horry County Museum events include: opening of exhibit “Then and Now: The
Transformation of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base,” Friday, at museum, 805 Main
St., Conway, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (843-915-5320); and at L.W.
Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, at U.S. 701, north of Conway,
open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (843-365-3596): “Spring Planting Day” on
Saturday; cooking demos, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6 and May 4; Wash Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.
m. April 25; and “Sawmill Saturday,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29. All free. www.

▪ At Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach,
across from Huntington Beach State Park, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m.
for April): Opening of “Ribbit The Exhibit,” Saturday, a traveling collection of larger-
than-life, copper frogs sculpted by J.A. Cobb, through July 9; “Plantacular Sale,”
April 8-9. Free with admission, which lasts seven consecutive days – $16 ages 13-
64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Also,
“Whispering Wings” butterfly house open for half-hour visits daily through Oct.
30, for extra $3 for ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931

Benefits feast on food trucks, run/walk, literacy

▪ Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday along Myrtle Beach’s
Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North, with entertainment 11
a.m.-1:30 p.m. by Brad Long, 2-4 by Paul Grimshaw Band, and 5-7 p.m. Tru Sol.
Free admission. Also: cornhole tournament, noon-4 p.m., for $10 team or $5
player (register at 843-855-0527
Mohegans, BBQ master to roll out line of
barbecue pellets

Published March 27. 2017 3:45PM | Updated March 27. 2017 9:17PM
By Brian Hallenbeck  Day staff writer   bjhallenbeck
Mohegan — Where there’s smoke, there might be barbecue. And, increasingly, it
might have a southeastern Connecticut flavor.

The Mohegan Holding Co., the Mohegan Tribe’s nongaming business arm, has
announced it will partner with celebrity chef Myron Mixon, by many accounts
“the winningest man in competitive BBQ,” to produce a branded line of wood
pellets for barbecue pits and grills.

Presumably, the pellets will work just fine in the Myron Mixon Smokers that are
made to order on Cross Road in Waterford, where Mixon and Rob Marelli Jr.,
president of Seconn Fabrication, struck up a friendship and then a deal several
years ago.

Myron Mixon BBQ Pellets will be manufactured by Mohegan Holding’s Northeast
Wood Products, a subsidiary that jumped into the home-heating business with
the purchase in 2014 of wood-pellet plants in Ohio and Indiana. Northeast
acquired a third plant, in Tennessee, in 2015.

Northeast annually produces more than 250,000 tons of home-heating pellets,
the company says.

The Mixon-branded barbecue pellets are expected to be introduced at the
Memphis in May International Festival, where the World Championship Barbecue
Cooking Contest will be celebrating its 40-year anniversary. The pellets will be
available to consumers shortly thereafter.

“As part of our ongoing expansion efforts outside the gaming industry, the
Mohegan Tribe has aligned with several best-in-class brands,” Kevin Brown, the
Mohegan tribal chairman, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Myron
Mixon is no exception, and we are honored that he has chosen our own
Northeast Wood Products to bring his barbecue pellets to the retail market.”

Mixon, who appeared last June at the Sun BBQ Fest at Mohegan Sun, describes
the latest product that will bear his name as "organic, pure wood pellets,
harvested and made here in the United States.” He promises they will contain no
artificial flavoring, chemicals, or ingredients.

"BBQ is at heart, a family tradition. For us, there is no purer form of cooking —
you have your meat, smoke, family and friends — it's that simple," Mixon said.
"Therefore, the quality of the smoker you're using and the wood you're burning
are the two most important ingredients in any recipe."

The Marelli-Mixon partnership grew out of a friendship that began when Marelli
persuaded Mixon, who appears as a judge on the reality TV show “BBQ
Pitmasters,” to cater a backyard party Marelli hosted in 2010. Marelli invited
Mixon back to cook for a second party a couple of years later — and the two got
to talking.

They launched Myron Mixon Smokers in January 2013.

Marelli called the Mixon-Mohegan Holdings collaboration “a natural fit” he was
honored to help facilitate.

SALT LAKE CITY, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
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